Hercules Turns Ten

March 31st, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

Hercules Magazine celebrates ten years in appropriately momentous fashion, with five covers for their new Spring/Summer 2016 issue shot by Bruce Weber in the his inimitably fresh style. Actor (and son of Mick) James Jagger takes one cover, while Trevor Signorino, Odin Grina, and new face Kenny Dean also grace the other covers. Weber brings his sharp eye and athletic energy to a number of stories within the issue, which also finds Dominik Sadoch in easy sportswear for Alessio Boni and Andres Velencoso Segura looking sexy in a feature by Nico. Appropriately themed “Coming of Age,” the issue also spotlights rising actors Finn Wittrock and Raphaël Personnaz, all in the cause of welcoming in a bright new season and wishes for another bountiful ten years to come.

Take an exclusive first look at the issue below, available now exclusively at Dover Street Market, New York and London, and worldwide starting April 12.

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Trevor Signorino | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Odin Grina | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Kenny Dean | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Doug Inglish (Brydges MacKinney) | Right: Note from Donatella Versace

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Carlotta Manaigo | Right: Xavier Serrano | Photographer – Nacho Alegre (MOTIF MANAGEMENT SL) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Albert Madaula | Photographer – Carlos Moreno

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Andres Velencoso Segura | Photographer – Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Zachary Quinto (IMG) | Photographer – Matthew Brookes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Ola Morafa Dynamo and Bo Develius | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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David Martins | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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Raphaël Personnaz | Photographer – Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Milan: LUNDLUND, Stockholm: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Jacob Morton | Photographer – Paul Jasmin | Stylist – Keegan Singh (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

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Photographer – Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Shun Watanabe

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Steffy Argelich | Photographer – Ward Ivan Rafik (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Hanna Kelifa (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Kenny Dean and Filip Wolfe | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Buddy Duress | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Alex Sewall | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Luke Bracey | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Ana Brillembourg

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Ignacio Lopez and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Bennet Jonas and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Superstars

June 23rd, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

We may already be looking ahead to the Spring 2016 collections, but L’Officiel Hommes Italia offers a bracing reminder that we still have the crisp days of autumn to come with a Fall/Winter issue, just out last week. A dual cover pairs two superstars, the talented young British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and social media sensation Lucky Blue Smith—1.1 million Instagram followers and counting—to showcase a meeting of art and celebrity. Carlotta Manaigo captures the new face Tim Dibble in a series of all-black looks with a sophisticated edge, while John Spinks shoots the season’s best collections on the streets of Budapest, starring a mix of Hungarian models and locals. Stefano Pilati’s forward-thinking suiting for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture takes the spotlight, and Mel Bles showcases the new androgyny on Sven de Vries and other new faces. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the issue below.

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Lucky Blue Smith by Robbie Fimmano (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York) | Styling  Anders Solvsten Thomsen (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson by Naj Jamai | Styling by Summer Bomi Kim

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Sven de VriesBenas Drukteinis, Milo Wiik by Mel Bles (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Styling Emil Rebek

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Tim Dibble by Carlotta Manaigo | Styling Emil Rebek

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Faces of Budapest by John Spinks | Styling Ali Toth and Aniko Virag

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Robbi G by Yann Faucher | Styling Emil Rebek

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Matt Doran by Alessandro Furchino (2DM ) | Styling Emil Rebek

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First Look: Hercules ❤ New York

September 26th, 2013 |Posted by jonathan

The heavyweight Spanish menswear magazine Hercules Universal is no stranger to the long-distance haul, having devoted previous issues to far-flung locales like China and South Africa. The Fall 2013 issue finds itself a bit closer to home, focusing on the vibrant energy of the world’s capital, New York City. Several of the most talented photographers and stylists working today join forces in the eclectic stories, which showcase the beautiful Fall collections against the backdrop of the ever-changing city. Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski‘s stark black-and-white cover story features the Dane Mathias Lauridsen styled by Swede Zara Zachrisson and Darcy Backlar (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), all of whom, like many in these pages—and countless immigrants before them— now call New York home. David Agbodji takes a star turn with an uptown elegance in Bruno Staub (De Facto)’s gorgeous feature styled by Miguel Arnau. Sean O’Pry brings his timeless cool to the city streets in Txema Yeste‘s contemplative story with styling by Francesco Sourigues.

The rest of the roster is equally strong, with newer faces like Dominik Bauer, Tidiou M’Baye, O’Shea Robertson and Louis Steyaert taking their places alongside seasoned pros like Clement Chabernaud, Marcel Castenmiller, Miles McMillan—and a few veterans like RJ Rogenski and Aiden Brady—in features lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, Carlotta Manaigo, Ben Weller, Axel Lindahl, and Zachary Hadley. The rich stories offer small peeks into the city’s bustling diversity, proof that even a lifelong New Yorker can always find something new and exciting just around the corner.

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Lurve Lea

November 12th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Lea T lands on the cover of Lurve with a stunning black and white shot by Carlotta Manaigo. The couture dress and marble columns add to the feeling of classical drama, but Lea brings a presence all her own to the shoot. Clad in Givenchy (naturally) and styled by Maher Jridi, Lea looks phenomenal and the striking cover makes for another boundary breaking first.


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Come Undone

October 14th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Carlotta Manaigo creates an atmospheric story for i-D featuring the talents of stylist Cathy Kasterine. Using an eclectic selection of tweeds and knits, Kasterine creates an undone look for Ylonka Verheul, that enhances the moody feel of Manaigo’s pictures. The entire story works, but the styling is especially inventive; check out that layered Pringle skirt worn as a dress.

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